Here are 8 simple and easy sewing projects you can whip up as DIY gifts to fill stockings using free patterns and video tutorials.
Hey y’all, with just a few days left until Christmas, you might want quick and easy ideas to sew stocking stuffers. Especially if you, like me, tend to be a terrible procrastinator when it comes to making and buying gifts. I always make all my purchases just to find a few days or hours before gifting that I’ve forgotten someone or something. So here’s a round-up of some easy tutorials with free sewing patterns for these DIY stocking stuffer ideas. Most of these gift ideas can be made with fabric scraps and in less than an hour and some are even things that kids could sew with supervision.
Oh, and PS – if you’re looking for stocking stuffers for someone who sews, check out this post.
I made a short video that you can watch below of these sewing project ideas to fill your Christmas stockings, which is also available on YouTube here.
Keep scrolling for links to each project below. Note that all but the pet bow tie are patterns available in my free pattern gallery. For the dog bow tie you’ll want to read that post for the link to the pattern I used since it’s not my pattern.
Cord Keepers – a gift for the teen or techie in your life
These DIY cord wraps are the perfect craft to make for anyone with a phone. They’re great for keeping the brick with the charger cord or tackling a tangled cord drawer.
Pet Bow Ties – sew a stocking stuffer for the dog or cat lover
If there’s a dog or cat lover on your list, this pet bow tie with a new collar might be the perfect thing to put in their stocking. The free pattern I used comes in multiple sizes too!
Headbands – a great gift for babies to adult women
These fabric headbands were made from a multi-sized pattern so you can sew them up for babies, toddlers, girls and adult women. Choose different fabrics to match the recipient’s personality!
Fabric Bunny for babies and kids
Who says you can only sew a bunny for Easter? These funny bunnies sew up fast for a perfect December gift too!
Drawstring Bag – to hold anything (even a present!)
You can make these drawstring bags as stocking stuffers or as gift wrap. These pouches are great for holding small collections. They’re also one of my favorite things to teach beginners to sew.
Air Fresheners – a gift kids can make
Got kids home from school that need something to keep them busy? Have them help make these all natural air fresheners . The hand sewn option shown in the free tutorial is perfect for children to sew (with supervision of course). You could also easily modify these to be Christmas ornaments for the tree.
Ear Warmers – for when a hat will mess up your hair
Hand warmers – sew stocking stuffers that are sustainable
Take out your sewing machine and your scraps and you can churn out these handwarmers not long before you walk out the door. Filled with rice, these are re-usable. And since they take up those tiny fabric scraps, they keep you from throwing that fabric waste away.